Bradley Is Back

3 04 2014

BRA

Right track 30%, wrong track 60%.

Yet Obama approve is 41%, Obama disapprove is 53%.

Why the disconnect?

Other than the “Limbaugh Theory,” i.e. Obama constantly trying to disassociate himself and appear to be against the negative consequences of Obama’s own policies and actions.

I think there’s another answer.

I’ve been saying all along that Obama has all along gotten a chronic affirmative action Bradley Effect style bounce in his approval ratings.  Even though the polling-election results kind of Bradley Effect does not exist anymore, as 2008 proved.

Here I think might be evidence that 10% of the country approves of Obama no matter what simply because he’s black or not white.  Take ten off his approve and add it back to his disapprove, and you’ve got 31A/63D, which is then close to 30 right/60 wrong.  Coincidentally, ten percent would be close to the black population of the country.





“Obama” = Punchline

17 03 2014

Moscow

Bobby Rush stood up to Obama in 2000, Obama tucked his tail between his legs and quietly went away.

The NRA stood up to Obama in 2013, and he was at a loss.

Russia is laughing in his face in 2014.  To be followed up with more laughing.

That’s our Barry, using the American Deep State to tempt and tease the bear over World War G, and then the bear eats you.

Standing up to Obama, not letting him get away with shit.  Sounds like a trend.  Could be this year’s Whoopa Gangnam Style.





Mailing In 2014

12 03 2014

Aztlan

Obama to Hispanics:  Cut off your cable and sail foams so you can afford ObamaDontCare.

This would almost be like Obama telling the NAACP that he’s going to appoint George Zimmerman to his cabinet.





Frank Underwood Envy

17 02 2014

Obamaland

Article #1 and Article #2 go into the same BS pile.

Can we lay off this myth that Obama is incompetent?

Meanwhile, here in the real world, Obama is anything but weak, and anything but incompetent. He’s issuing one executive order after another after another, his regulatory bureaucracy is on a rampage and a riot. And he’s almost never held accountable for anything he does, and it’s only once in a blue moon that he faces any actual organized effective opposition.

Also, consider this:  Obama benefits from the meme that Obama is incompetent.  Because then Obama can spin the negative consequences of Obama’s actions as outside of the realm of Obama’s control, not Obama’s fault.  A slight derivative of the Limbaugh Theorem.

Sorry, Barack Obama is not envious of Frank Underwood. Frank Underwood is envious of Barack Obama.

Last week and this week at the salt mines did and will involve watching the Olympics as part of evening socialization and schmoozing and making the rounds of the gossip circuit.  But I know that Netflix just dropped Season Two of House of Cards.  That’s probably on store for me starting next week.

The official fight song of the Obama administration.

 





Easy Street

29 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

Unbelievable.

Almost everything Obama has in his life has been an affirmative action handout.

It’s not often that someone counters him with effective muscular steadfast opposition.  But when it happens, Mr. Sticktoitiveness folds like a cheap deck of cards.  Examples:  NRA 2013, Bobby Rush 2000.  Those are about the only ones, though.

 





News of the Future, Here in the Present

28 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

You mere mortals stuck in your static progression of the fourth dimension all think that President Obama’s State of the Union speech is in the near future.

But I, your mild mannered low powered rookie lobbyist by day, snarky blogmeister by night, have already brought back from the near future recordings of it.

Enjoy.

 

 





Dump Obama

22 01 2014

Somewhere in St. Louis City

obama-dumpster

H/T @RyanBLeslie on Twitter.





Obama Clouds From Both Sides

19 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

The New Yorker:

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

I fall under the first category.  Most people reading these words also fall under the first category.

But I think there’s much more of the second dynamic, the black affirmative action bump, at work in Obama’s approval ratings, (not just now, but all the time), than there is the first dynamic of which I am a part.  Personally, I guesstimate that Obama gets a perennial five to ten point net bump, subtracting the bump factor from the drag factor.

I think Obama is also right:  Black voters obviously bump Obama’s approval rating because of race.  If Obama was your run of the mill generic white Democrat President, black voters would still rate him or her highly, but not to the level of almost universal approval.





Shorter Obama

17 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

Re Obama’s NSA press conference today:

***

“I caused the problem, but I have to pretend to be outraged about the problem to satisfy some elements of my base and to continue to play this game where I pretend not to be President when something that I did goes wrong.  So here I am proposing what seem to be solutions and reforms, but in reality they will accomplish nothing and mean nothing, so I’m standing here today saying a whole lot of nothing.  Because…it’s Bush’s fault.”

***

What gets me is this bit from Obama that “NSA agents are our friends and neighbors.”

Uh pardon me, but I don’t have any friends or neighbors that are NSA agents.But this is illustrative of Beltway insularity and arrogance.  Just because everyone who lives in DC or environs has a neighbor or friend that is an NSA agent must obviously mean that everyone everywhere has a friend or neighbor that’s an NSA agent.  Since the DC economy is doing good, it must be good everywhere.

One more thing:  Why do I get the feeling that ever since Snowden started whistle blowing and this NSA question has been on the public consciousness, that the issue has been strewn with white elephants and naked emperors?  That everyone sees the white elephants and naked emperors but are afraid to say “white elephants” and “naked emperors?”  From the way people in official capacity are conducting themselves, I definitely get that impression.
UPDATE
And why do I think that farming out the reform efforts to John Podesta is tantamount to trying to stuff it all down the rabbit hole?




And the Problem Is…?

22 11 2013

Dupo

It’s now national news, but Illinois Review broke it.

“But white voters would never vote for a black President.”  Fine by me.  The problem is that not enough white voters would never vote for a black President.

And this is supposed to be biographical literature suitable for fourth graders.  When I look at it, it looks like kiddie material.  When I was in the fourth grade, or actually toward the end of fourth grade, because the book I’m about to mention came out in March 1987, and it was one of my 10th birthday presents, I was reading White Rat by Whitey Herzog and Kevin Horrigan, a book that is mostly the former’s autobio.  Earlier that school year, I got through My Turn At Bat, Ted Williams’s autobio written in 1969, just when he was starting what would be only a short stint managing the Washington Senators, in their last years in D.C. before moving to Dallas to become the Texas Rangers.  Both books were hardly from the kiddie section of the bookstore.





Obama Gets Booed In Obamaland

18 11 2013

College Park, Maryland

Because brother-in-law hopeychanger coaches Oregon State, (not for much longer), the Beavers have made it their business to travel to the D.C. area and play some D.C. area school in basketball every college basketball season while The Great Hopeychanger has been President.

And this year, it was the University of Maryland.

Which is about as deep blue territory as you can get.

And still…





Night of Terror

25 10 2013

Amurrika

Meanwhile, I’m going to go on Halloween this year dressed as the most terrifying scary character imaginable:  An ObamaCare navigator.

“What?  You mean it’s going to be twice as expensive and half as good?  I’m going to shoot you, you, you, monster!”

“Wait up, lady.  Here’s a fake pop gun, and I have some fake blood.”





Half Billion

25 10 2013

Babylon-on-the-Internet

loc

Well, we can forget about conspiracy theories that it was sabotaged either internally by the Obama administration to grease the skids for single payer or that people like us jammed it in a DDoS maneuver to embarrass Obama.

When you have a half billion lines of code, failure is not just an option, but an inevitability.





For Old Time Sake

21 10 2013

Washington, D.C.

People used to faint over Obama all the time.

Yeah, staged.

I can tell you what else was orchestrated — This morning’s Facebook “outage.”  Facebook, a company run and staffed by people who are big Obamahead cult worshipers, and a social media presence that was crucial to the Obama re-elect team’s data mining strategy, just happened to go down at about the same time Obama was whining in a press conference about how websites go down all the time.





To Half Wit

22 09 2013

Chicago

CST:

To wit: At a recent lecture to medical students at Loyola University, [Former CPD Supernintendo Jody "J-Fed"] Weis reportedly said he thinks Obama could do more to help Chicago kids understand that keeping information from police will only further the shooting.

Weis said he spoke to children who told him hearing from Obama would help them overcome their fear of being snitches.

Yeah, and how credible would that be, from the President that has invoked executive privilege more often than Carter comes up with a new pill and threatens to persecute whistleblowers to keep information from Congressional investigative committees.





OogaBoogaOingoBoingoOokOokEekEekCare

5 09 2013

Washington, D.C.

FNC:

Administration rebrands controversial immigration post to skirt funding cut-off

The Obama administration is being accused of trying to pull a fast one on lawmakers by re-branding a controversial immigration job — a “public advocate” for both legal and illegal immigrants — after Congress explicitly voted to defund it.

The administration over the summer quietly changed the name of the position, first created in February 2012, from “public advocate” to deputy assistant director of “Custody Programs and Community Outreach.” It was a change in name only. The administration kept the person in charge and the job description the same.

Now we know that defunding ObamaCare would be a waste of time. Obama would probably just change its name to OogaBoogaOingoBoingoOokOokEekEekCare.

He’s only doing this shit because Congress didn’t impeach his ass after DACA. That’s all he needed to know that he could get away with anything.





Oh Bullobama

21 08 2013

Washington, D.C.

Him not familiar.  Me not buying.

Unless the only news channel that the White House ever has on is MSNBC, in which case he is telling the truth.

Still, I highly doubt it.  It’s just that black people did something bad, so Obama is going to make himself as scarce as oxygen on the moon.

They won’t look like anyone that could be Obama’s sons.  Oh no.

 





Fifteen Games of Spades

15 08 2013

Washington, D.C.

Yeah, no kidding.  Spades.

Obama and Reggie Love playing cards during the OBL raid means:

Double entendre?  Make up your own mind.

Maybe Obama and Reggie Love were “playing cards” on the night of Benghazi.





Bring It On

9 08 2013

Aztlan

Hot Air:

Plan B on immigration reform for amnesty supporters: Have Obama issue an order granting temporary amnesty

He did it once before for the DREAMers in a cynical but effective bid to drum up Latino turnout before the election. Why wouldn’t he do it again ahead of the midterms, with Democrats desperate to rally their base to hold back a Republican tide? Remember, this is a guy willing to ignore key provisions of his own landmark health-care law, with not even a pretense of having the legal authority to do so, if it’ll help Democrats politically. According to O’s, he’s constitutionally empowered to Do Good For The People whenever he thinks Congress is dragging its feet too much. If that means imposing a mass moratorium on deportations, hey.

So, plan B in case immigration reform collapses in the House: De facto amnesty for illegals for the rest of Obama’s term. This is the amnesty crowd’s shot across the bow of House Republicans to warn them that if they don’t step up and pass something, Democrats via Obama will get all the credit for what happens next instead of just the vast, vast majority of it.

That’s exactly what Democrats need to do to score political brownie points:  Have Obama declare amnesty by fiat, then go around the country bragging everywhere to everyone that he did it and Democrats support it, and those big bad evil Republicans wouldn’t.

Now, where is that sarcasm tag on WordPress?





Focus on the Bubble

29 07 2013

Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg:

How to Get Obama Out of His Bubble

(snip)

In his book “Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America’s Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership,” veteran journalist Kenneth Walsh writes that presidential isolation is getting worse. Its effects are pernicious: The isolation exalts the role of experts who encourage their client to rely on polls and focus groups to decide what the people think.

I guess this is an offshoot of the Barnacle Class.

Take focus groups with a grain of salt.  The participants in focus groups are predominately middle to upper middle income white women, so what inevitably happens in these focus groups is that the women either follow the lead of what seems to be an alpha male in the group, or if there is no such animal, they’ll hive around the political correctness du juor.

 





Enemies of the Messiah

25 07 2013

Warrensburg

College Fix:

College Republicans Dubbed Security Threat, Refused Entrance to Obama’s Campus Speech

Ten College Republicans were dubbed a security threat and refused admittance to President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Central Missouri on Wednesday.

Despite the fact that the students had tickets to the event, security personnel turned them away at the door to the recreation center where Obama gave a speech on economic policy, telling the group it wasn’t about their politics but the president’s safety, University of Missouri College Republicans Treasurer Courtney Scott told The College Fix.

That’s because Obama hates his domestic political opposition far more than a radical Muslim jihadist armed with a bomb.

You can bet Jay Nixon’s fingerprints are somewhere on this.





I’m The Government

9 07 2013

Washington, D.C.

I wish.

Or rather, I could wish in one hand…

Sorry, Barry, but I’m not taking the rap for the State of Virginia’s booze squad swarming a 20-year old woman with bottled water as if they suddenly made Osama bin Laden in a grocery store parking lot.

This coming from the President that, per the Limbaugh Theorem, won’t take responsibility for anything he does that works out badly, and is forever trying to pretend to be disconnected from the negative consequences of his own policies.





Barack Jeantel

1 07 2013

Cursive





One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

20 06 2013

Berlin

UK Telegraph:

Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering president

When John F. Kennedy delivered his “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 1963, 450,000 people flocked to hear him. Fifty years later a far more subdued invitation-only crowd of 4,500 showed up to hear Barack Obama speak at the same location in Berlin. As The National Journal noted, “he didn’t come away with much, winning just a smattering of applause from a crowd that was one-hundredth the size of JFK’s,” and far smaller than the 200,000 boisterous Germans who had listened to his 2008 address as a presidential candidate. JFK had a clear message when he came to Berlin a half century ago – the free world must stand up to Communist tyranny. 24 years later, President Reagan stood in the same spot famously calling on the Soviets to “tear down this wall.” Reagan’s speech was a seminal moment that ushered in the downfall of an evil empire, and gave hope to tens of millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. It was a display of strength and conviction by the leader of the free world, sending an unequivocal message of solidarity with those who were fighting for freedom in the face of a monstrous totalitarian ideology.

In stark contrast to that of his presidential predecessors, Barack Obama’s message on Wednesday was pure mush, another clichéd “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance. This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism, while containing much that was counter-productive for the world’s superpower. Ultimately it was little more than a laundry list of Obama’s favourite liberal pet causes, including cutting nuclear weapons, warning about climate change, putting an end to all wars, shutting Guantanamo, ending global poverty, and backing the European Project. It was a combination of staggering naiveté, the appeasement of America’s enemies and strategic adversaries, and the championing of more big government solutions.

So you have JFK, Reagan and Obama, the first two rallied Berliners and the world against Marxist tyranny, and the latter rallied Berliners and the world in favor of it.

Oooh, I didn’t just say that, did I?  Have I gone too far, or have I not gone far enough?





Crumbs and Ducks

15 05 2013

America

Why is IRSgate gaining a lot of traction with a lot of people?

Experiment:

Say “Fast and Furious,” low information undertow says, “Oh, that movie about drag racing.”

Say “Benghazi,” low information undertow says, “Who is Ben Ghazi?”

Say “IRS abuse,” low information undertow says, “You know, I file tax returns every April.”  Light bulbs come on.

It’s like George Wallace once said about picking your campaign issues:  “You’ve gotta put the crumbs down to where the ducks can get to them.”





Barack Obama is a Weak Soul

13 05 2013

New York City

Number of votes Obama got for President in November 2008:  69 million

Number of votes Obama got for President in November 2012:  65 million

Number of people that listen to Rush Limbaugh on a weekly basis:  20 million

So, obviously…

And you wonder why he sicks the IRS on everyone.





Not a Mid-Level Bureaucratic SNAFU

11 05 2013

IRS

AP blows through the “but it was only low level employees” excuse.

This part is interesting, though:

Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush, a Republican. His 6-year term ended in November. Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now run by an acting commissioner, Steven Miller.

This is the hook that Obama flunkies are using to (five, six, seven, eight…) BLAME BUSH.

OTOH, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.  RINO/Establishment Republicans aren’t exactly fond of the Tea Party Movement, either.  Could the Obamaites and the RINOs have joined forces to use the IRS to put the screws on the TPM?  Short answer:  Yes.





Stay Where You Are

3 05 2013

Mexico City

President Obama’s speech in Mexico City this morning.  It’s basically a globalist-establishment-left laundry list.

Relevant parts:

Some Americans only see the Mexico depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings.

Some Americans pay attention.

Some Mexicans may think America disrespects Mexico, that we seek to impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty, or, alternatively, wish to wall ourselves off.

Rush was right when he said today that this “impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty” was a dog whistle of approval to the reconquista-on-the-brain Aztlan nuts.  “Or, alternatively, to wall ourselves off” is the total polar opposite to “impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty,” so it would seem.

I see a Mexico that is creating new prosperity.  Trading with the world.  Becoming a manufacturing powerhouse—from Tijuana and Monterrey to Guadalajara and across the central highlands—a global leader in automobiles and appliances and electronics.

That’s because we gave our manufacturing base to them.  Remember NAFTA?

Indeed, I see a Mexico that has lifted millions from poverty.

I see a Mexico that has dumped its impoverished on us.

In you, Mexico’s youth, I see a generation empowered by technology.  I think I see some of you tweeting and WhatsApping right now.

Our ooks and ookettes tweet.  BFD, as Obama’s hand-picked Vice-President would say.

And I see a Mexico that is taking its rightful place in the world.  Standing up for democracy in our hemisphere.  Sharing your expertise with neighbors across the Americas—when they face earthquakes or threats to their citizens or go to the polls to cast their votes.  You’ve joined the ranks of the world’s largest economies, and became the first Latin American nation to host the G-20, another confident step on the world stage.

Relative to the rest of the world, Mexico is in pretty good shape.  Ben Jonson was a great English playwright…who had the great misfortune of having William Shakespeare as a contemporary.

In the United States, we recognize our responsibilities as well.  We understand that the root cause of much of the violence here—and so much suffering for many Mexicans— is the demand for illegal drugs, including in the United States.

True, but that’s a two way street.  Of course, on a diplomatic trip, did you expect Obama to do anything but blame his end of the street for that problem?

Now, I do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer; instead, I believe in a comprehensive approach—not just law enforcement, but education, prevention and treatment. And we’re going to keep at it—because the lives of our children and the future of our nations depend on it.

Except when you need the votes of young doobie aficionados to win a few states.  Then you hitch your train to the weed legalization or decriminalization movement.

We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.

They mostly come from the international black market.  Most of the ones that come from America come from Obama and Co. practically giving them away. And also, there’s this inconvenient matter of the kind of Mexicans that use guns to commit violence, i.e. gang and tribe oriented Indos.

In America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms, and as President I swore an oath to uphold that right—and I always will.

Someone ask him:  If the Second Amendment was not already part of the Constitution, would he advocate putting it in?

Meanwhile, we’ll keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico, and we’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong—behind bars.

Who has gone to prison for Operation Gunrunner?

We’re grateful to Mexican Americans in every segment of our society—for teaching our children, running our companies, serving with honor in our military, making breakthroughs in science, and standing up for social justice.

Yep, we gringos are so dumb that we can’t find our asses with both ends on our butt cheeks.  We needed Mexico to show us how to accomplish anything.  Pray, if Mexican-Americans do everything for us and accomplish everything of note in America, why is Mexico itself such a sad case, at least relative to America?

As Dr. Martin Luther King told Cesar Chavez, we are “brothers in the fight for equality.”  Indeed, without the strong support of Hispanics, including so many Mexican Americans, I would not be standing before you today as President of the United States.

Our shared future is one of the reasons that we in the United States also recognize the need to reform our immigration system.  We are a nation of laws, and like every nation we have the responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld.

But we also know that, as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the United States now doesn’t reflect our values.  It separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s led to millions of people living in the shadows.  It deprives us of the talents of so many young people—even though we know that immigrants have always been an engine of our economy; starting some of our greatest companies, pioneering new industries.

Ironically, a Martin Luther King protege (Ralph Abernathy), Chavez himself and Walter Mondale once led an anti-illegal immigration protest at the Mexican border, in 1969.

Tell me how two-digit IQ Chicano-Mestizo-Indos are going to start great companies and pioneer new industries.

As far as this business about “without the strong support of Hispanics…I wouldn’t be standing before you today as President of the United States,” well, I just blogged about that this morning.

That’s one of the reasons I acted to lift the shadow of deportation from DREAMers—young people brought to the United States as children.

“Shadow of deportation.”  First off, hardly anyone is actually deported.  But second, out of the other side of his mouth, Obama tried to get away with trying to make us think that he actually engaged in record numbers of “deportations,” even though that has been proven to be such a deceit that the only person who believes it anymore is John Engelman on AR.

To net it out, I have no problem with President Obama going to Mexico…





Lame

15 04 2013

Washington, D.C.

Marco Rubio said on some News Church show yesterday that we had to pass amnesty and open borders that includes the fake pretend border security, because if we didn’t, Obama would issue an executive order that grants amnesty to all illegal aliens that doesn’t have the fake pretend border security.

I have a better idea:  Don’t pass comprehensive immigration reform, and impeach the black bastard.

Rubio, lame.  Me, smart.





Everything You Need to Know

18 03 2013

Washington, D.C.

obama-perez

Everything you need to know about Tom Perez is in the above picture.  One, what he is, and two, who appointed him.

That’s enough for me to say “Hell No.”








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